Will Rock

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Will Rock
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Developer(s)Saber Interactive
Publisher(s)Ubi Soft
Director(s)Andrey Iones
Designer(s)Matthew Karch
Vladimir Chernysh
EngineSaber3D Engine
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: June 9, 2003
  • EU: June 13, 2003
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Will Rock is a first-person shooter released in North America on June 9 and Europe on June 13, 2003. It was developed by Saber Interactive and published by Ubi Soft. It received polarized review, with scores of 90s down to 20s,[1] and some likened the title to a poorer version of Serious Sam.[2]

In Will Rock, the player takes on the persona of the title character Willford Rockwell, an archeology student, who is faced with the aftermath of a fanatical group called the Olympian Restoration Army (ORA), who have managed to bring back to life a host of mythological creatures from Ancient Greece, including Zeus, king of the Gods, who has abducted Will's girlfriend Emma. Will is recruited by Prometheus, the Greek Titan of fire and craft, to destroy Zeus and his minions—and rescue his girlfriend.

There are ten levels in the single player and coop versions. Many reviewers noted the massive numbers of enemies, prompting IGN to remark that it "elevates the experience to a kind of inspired lunacy."[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic63/100[4]
Review scores
PublicationScore
CGW2.5/5 stars[5]
Game Informer7.75/10[6]
GameSpot6.7/10[2]
IGN7.2/10[3]
PC Format74%[7]
PC Gamer (UK)56%[8]
PC Gamer (US)79%[9]
PC Zone40%[10]
X-Play2/5 stars[11]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Rock Reviews and Articles for PC". GameRankings.
  2. ^ a b Wolpaw, Erik (June 19, 2003). "Will Rock Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Hudak, Chris (June 26, 2003). "Will Rock Review". IGN. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Will Rock for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Gladstone, Darren (November 2003). "Will Rock" (PDF). Computer Gaming World (232): 131. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Brogger, Kristian (August 2003). "Will Rock". Game Informer (124): 103. Archived from the original on February 25, 2005. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Will Rock". PC Format. 2003.
  8. ^ "Will Rock". PC Gamer UK. 2003.
  9. ^ Osborn, Chuck (September 2003). "Will Rock". PC Gamer: 86. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  10. ^ Hill, Mark (July 16, 2003). "PC Review: Will Rock". PC Zone. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Hudak, Chris (July 3, 2003). "'Will Rock' (PC) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on July 7, 2003. Retrieved December 18, 2014.

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